Buy Committee: Should I Upgrade My Portrait Lens?

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Buy Committee, it’s me again, ya boy Tercius. I need your help (again).

After saving a bunch of money (and flipping Yeezy sneakers with my brother), I finally have enough money to invest in my dream lens, the Canon 85mm f/1.2 II lens.

Known as one of the best lenses for portrait photography, I’ve wanted this lens since I started making photographs. But now that it’s finally time to drop a grand on a “excellent condition” unit, I’m having cold feet.


I currently use the 85mm f/1.8, so it feels a little unnecessary.

So, Buy Committee (that’s you), scroll down to the comments to share your experiences with your Canon 85mm f/1.2 II. Help me decide on whether I should follow my dreams, or be a pragmatic amateur.


Of course, we’re looking to help you decide on more purchases. So, if you’re still agonizing over something, email with the subject line “Buy Committee” or tweet us at @ItsTheInventory.